FWDMonthly – Political Technology


October 28, 2015 at 6:30pm


The Microsoft Technology Center (in the Aon Center)
200 E Randolph St
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
United States


Alicia Race

Join us to discuss trends in political technology as they relate to 2016 election - featuring FWD.us and BallotReady! 

FWD.us - Ahead of the first Republican presidential candidate debate, FWD.us released 2 new apps that we hope can help support your work to make sure that comprehensive immigration reform is a priority for the next President of the United States. 

Join us to discuss the FWD.us Presidential Candidate Tracker and the GOP Future Project, which helps illustrate just how rapidly demographic changes have taken place in individual states. It also provides a look at some of the far-reaching implications these changes will have for the Republican party in 2016 and future elections. 

BallotReady - BallotReady is a free online and mobile voter guide to local elections. They provide nonpartisan background information about every candidate and referendum on a voter’s ballot. By aggregating content and then allowing voters to filter information based on the issues they care about, BallotReady empowers all voters to make informed decisions about who represents them and their communities.

Alex Niemczewski, CEO of BallotReady, founded a research consulting firm where she is currently a co-principal. Alex worked for five years in workforce development and has also conducted research on family and child development for the University of Chicago. She has also taught coding at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and The Starter League.



6:30-7:00 Open Networking

7:00-8:00 Monthly Speakers

Learn from a local tech or thought leader about a topic at the intersection of tech and politics. 

8:00-8:30 Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project 

Convene Project Teams and tackle challenges using your skill set.


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